Postdoctoral Research Associate (f/m/d) at the Metabolomics Core Technology Platform

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The following full-time (100%) position in Metabolomics research is available at the Centre for Organismal Studies, Heidelberg University, to begin November 01, 2022, or as soon as possible:


Postdoctoral Research Associate (f/m/d) at the Metabolomics Core Technology Platform


The Metabolomics Core Technology Platform is supported by the Excellence Strategy of Heidelberg University, as well as the German Cancer Research Center Heidelberg, and is located in the Centre for Organismal Studies (COS) Heidelberg. The Metabolomics Core Technology Platform consists of a motivated and interdisciplinary team providing state-of-the-art Metabolomics for the Heidelberg and Mannheim Life Science Campus as well as external national and international cooperation partners.


Your Tasks

–      Implementation and support in the planning of research projects in the field of Metabolomics in close cooperation with research groups of the German Cancer Research Center, the Medical Faculty, Hochschule Mannheim, and EMBL

–      Development and optimization of new LC-MS methods for the sensitive, quantitative determination of metabolites from various biological matrices, including human material.

–     You will work in the framework of a large-scale BMBF consortium project and collaborate with local and national partners.



–       Experience and in-depth knowledge in mass spectrometry and chromatography

–       PhD degree in analytical, biological, food chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology or comparable natural science discipline

–       Scientific publishing experience

–       High level of self-motivation, commitment, and work ethics; willingness to manage and initiate cooperative projects

–       German language skills are an asset

–       Excellent communication skills (English) and social competence


We offer

–     Support for further training and additional qualification in mass spectrometry-based analytics

–      Well-equipped research laboratories

–      An innovative work environment and an interdisciplinary team acting in a strong national and international network

–      Interesting and diverse portfolio of projects


–       For more information on MCTP, please visit

–       The remuneration is according to TV-L E13. The position is full-time and limited until 28.02.2026.


We are looking forward to receiving your application, which please send with the usual documents (CV, certificates, photo, publication list, etc.) to the secretariat of the Centre for Organismal Studies by email in a single PDF document: by October 10, 2022 at the latest.


For further information, contact Dr. Gernot Poschet:


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